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scswift

I've created a number of parts in Eagle, but there's this one part which I haven't drawn an outline around where the part doesn't move together as a whole when I move it in the schematic.  The pins move separately.  Is the outline, or lack thereof what is causing this behavior, or is it something else?

I've also noticed some parts from other libraries will put pins down one at a time when you go to add the part and you have to guess at how many pins that part has and if you guess wrong now you have two parts or one part missing a pin.  What's up with that?  How is a part like that created?  How do you disable that behavior?  Why would you want a part like that?  (It seems like the potential for mistakes is high with a part where some pins aren't visible on the schematic.)  And how do you get the pins back in the schematic if you placed some but not all of them for a particular part before moving on to something else?

cmiyc


I've also noticed some parts from other libraries will put pins down one at a time when you go to add the part and you have to guess at how many pins that part has and if you guess wrong now you have two parts or one part missing a pin. 


Example?  I have never experienced that.
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scswift

In the con-harting-ml lib, there's shrouded IDC headers, and the ones with a ?E after the name put down one pin after the other when you add it.

Docedison

After 20 years with Protel... From Ver 3 to 9... Eagle leaves something to be desired... After 20 minutes with that Program I know less than when I started.
Protel has a set of sheets from A to E for schematics. PCB's are easy too... Draw an outline of the board on the keep out layer and one on the top legend layer and then import the netlist...
The sheets are customizable with company name a graphic or logo, Engineer or Draftsman, Ver... I couldn't find anything similar in Eagle.
I can understand the popularity of the program... Eagle Standard @ $820.00 for a single user or eagle light @ 62 Euro's... But in 20 minutes I couldn't figure how to place a simple sheet compared to 10 seconds...
I guess I am just dumb... however I can make a schematic in Autocad easier than Eagle. I guess it's just what you are familiar with... Think I'll stick with Altium.

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